+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, RAID 5 Failure in Technical; Our SIMS/FMS server suffered a disk failure over the Easter break and rebuilt itself silently. It's all backed up thankfully ...
  1. #1
    CAM
    CAM is offline

    CAM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Burgh Heath, Surrey
    Posts
    4,022
    Thank Post
    803
    Thanked 346 Times in 270 Posts
    Blog Entries
    60
    Rep Power
    278

    RAID 5 Failure

    Our SIMS/FMS server suffered a disk failure over the Easter break and rebuilt itself silently. It's all backed up thankfully but the third disk is starting to show errors again. The event log just says HP Smart Array 102: A disk has entered an error state.

    To my knowledge the other three disks are fine, but if that third one is suffering errors I want to get rid of it before it causes problems or, being an old server, one of the other disks die and we get service interruption. SLT want to get rid of the server but I reckon I can squeeze enough life out of it before we have to upgrade to Server 2008.

    Am I able to just rip the third disk out to see what disk to buy or is there a way to find out without disk removal?

    (I know I know, documentation. But this thing is old, we haven't got any! And the Device Manager just says it's a HP Smart Array under disk drives).

  2. #2

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,486
    Thank Post
    1,570
    Thanked 459 Times in 300 Posts
    Rep Power
    212
    RAID bios will give you serial numbers usually

  3. Thanks to CHR1S from:

    CAM (27th April 2011)

  4. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    2,137
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 326 Times in 316 Posts
    Rep Power
    77
    Hi

    Use HP array config utiltiy on the server to get serial. Or you HP systems management.

    This should be installed on the server, find under the start munu>All programs.

    If you pull out disk, and no hot spare avaliable, you will lose your RAID.


    Sukh

  5. Thanks to sukh from:

    CAM (27th April 2011)

  6. #4
    CAM
    CAM is offline

    CAM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Burgh Heath, Surrey
    Posts
    4,022
    Thank Post
    803
    Thanked 346 Times in 270 Posts
    Blog Entries
    60
    Rep Power
    278
    Thanks guys, got the hard disk model. Also turns out there is a fourth disk sitting in there. Best get the new spare replaced.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14th December 2010, 09:42 AM
  2. RAID failure
    By joe90bass in forum Hardware
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 27th July 2010, 11:40 AM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23rd June 2010, 01:51 PM
  4. Predictive failure
    By KWestos in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 2nd October 2009, 02:47 PM
  5. [Ubuntu] Server wont boot after raid failure
    By Geoff in forum *nix
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21st August 2009, 12:51 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •